Thursday, May 19, 2016

People Who Inspire Us by 3rd Grade Students

After completing last week's character study unit, 3rd graders were invited this week to visit the website InspireMyKids.Com and choose any article from that site about an inspiring person or organization.

Each third grade student created a Google slide summarizing what they found out about their inspiring person.  Enjoy our projects below!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Character Traits of Great Americans by 3rd grade

Over the past 5 weeks, our 3rd graders have been studying biographies of Famous Americans and five character traits displayed by some of these great Americans: fairness, responsibility, caring, sportsmanship and perseverance.

After listening to and discussing a read-aloud in library class of a biography or other book with a character demonstrating these traits, students responded with their thoughts in short video answers on the Voicethread below.

We also used the website to view some examples of "ordinary people doing extraordinary things" and responded to the videos we saw on that website.

Click below to view our thoughts! 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week 2016 - Thank you PTO!

The PTO (especially Mrs. Reilly) put together an amazing "Cinco de Mayo" themed teacher appreciation week last week.

Here are some of the highlights the teachers received:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Selfie Snaps" digital books completed by Mrs. Abate's 2nd graders!

During 2nd grade enrichment time, Mrs. Abate's 2nd graders had a blast completing this "Selfie Snaps" lesson in pairs using our 10 mini iPads in the library.  Students used the camera and Book Creator app to create their own 5-page book with text and "selfies" that they took around the library.  After students completed their digital book, they used the Book Creator app to export a video of the book to the Camera Roll.  Mrs. Eley then uploaded their work to the Hillside Library YouTube channel.

Enjoy our 15 second videos below! (Please note - there is NO AUDIO.)

Check out more from Mrs. Abate's classroom by following @AbatesUpdates on Twitter.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

K and PreK students appreciate their teachers!

The week of May 2 is teacher appreciation week and the PTO is doing amazing things for the staff here at Hillside School!

Mrs. Eley helped the PTO by asking the students to say "thank you" sentences for the teachers in K and PreK. Enjoy our voicethread below!!